Looking for a Valentine’s Day dessert? This strawberry mousse is really easy — and because it contains both gelatin and cream cheese it’s stable enough to make well in advance. Plus it’s pink. Very, very pink, making it perfect for the occasion.
1 pkg (10 g) strawberry flavoured gelatin powder
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1 8 oz (250 g) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sliced strawberries (thawed frozen berries will work)
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
Combine the gelatin powder with the boiling water in a medium bowl and stir for about two minutes or until the powder is completely dissolved. Add the cold water.
In a stand mixer, cream the cheese and the vanilla. With the mixer on low, gradually add the gelatin mixture. Fold in the strawberries and 1-1/2 cups of the whipped cream. Spoon into dessert cups and chill for at least two hours. Top with remaining whipped cream and serve.